Late July- Low and Slow

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different”– Kurt Vonnegut

Dry fly fishing has become a morning and evening affair due to sunny days, summer heat and some breezy afternoons. The water level on the Crowsnest river is low and slow and perfect for walk/wading and searching for rising trout. It’s nice to walk the water on a warm summer night and look for a fine trout. Here’s a good one which was spotted sipping just off of a bank in shallow water the other evening. It was fooled by a size 18 pmd dry fly: simple pale yellow thread body, light dun cdc for a wing and visibility, and a bit of dubbing up front to accentuate the thorax….really, a bit of nothing on a hook. The small fly held….ridiculous! A good trout landed and released. An evening I get to keep.

“I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep…”–Kurt Vonnegut

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Late July- Low and Slow

  1. CDC and thread with a tiny touch of thorax. I like the sound of that! Can’t believe its August already. Enjoy the PMD’s. You know what’s right around the corner. 😦

  2. Jim: Yes, time is flying. However, still a lot of angling left…Look forward to your Fall posts, on blog Jim’s Wanderings, as you do the rounds on the great waters of the west. Enjoy the second half. Thanks for dropping in.
    bob

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